GREENAPRIL Profile - (1628686)

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Home Town: Clarkston, Michigan, USA
Living In: Sunnyvale, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything new or different. I like mixing it up (pun intended). I have a knack for baking and annoy my sister (the paid professional chef) by eyeballing most of the creations I make. I hope to one day have my own gluten free bakery. I love feeding people and love cooking for anyone who will eat!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eating as a group, at home, around the table. It's a lost art today.
My cooking triumphs
The picture perfect lemon pound cake. I'm pretty proud of the from scratch German chocolate cake I made last month.
My cooking tragedies
The brownie fiasco of 1989. Coco powder and the mixer on high. It took hours to clean up. My "Moby Dick" is a tasty gluten free popover. So many botched batches!!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Great-Grandmother Bubbie's Hamantaschen
These cookies turned out great!!! What is even better is that they were successfully made gluten free-not easy with most treats. I added one egg, decreased the flour by 2/3 to 3/4 cup (depending) and added 1 tsp. of xanthum gum to the dough. I kneaded thoroughly and chilled the dough overnight. Rolled the circles between two sheet or wax paper and used GF preserves as the filling. SO YUMMY!!!

39 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2010

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